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J R Soc Med. 2002 July; 95(7): 377–378.
PMCID: PMC1279957

Public health in the NHS

The May issue of JRSM reports a further debate on public health in the UK1. As a chest physician working in Liverpool I am becoming increasingly frustrated by the arguments around public health while my patients and I are daily subjected to extensive tobacco advertising on our television screens and on enormous billboards all around the city. Any debate on public health reorganization seems completely irrelevant in the face of the overwhelming advertising to which we are still subjected by the tobacco industry.


1. Stanwell-Smith RE. More changed against than changing? Public health in the new NHS. J R Soc Med 2002;95: 255-6 [PMC free article] [PubMed]

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